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L.P.D. Seeking Applicants for Citizen’s Police Academy

Lexington, S.C. (February 7, 2017) – The Lexington Police Department is currently seeking applicants for the upcoming Citizen’s Police Academy.  The purpose of the Citizen’s Police Academy is to provide an opportunity for attendees to gain a better understanding of the day to day operations of the Lexington Police Department, increase knowledge of law enforcement objectives, and to build stronger partnerships with the Town of Lexington community.

The Citizen’s Police Academy Spring 2017 session will begin on March 7, 2017 and will meet on Tuesday evenings for nine weeks, with a week off for spring break.  Classes will be held at the Lexington Police Department’s training facility with some off site locations visited as well.  Classes will meet at 6:00 p.m. and end at 8:00 p.m. each night.  

The graduation ceremony will be on May 9, 2017 and will be held at the Town of Lexington Municipal Complex.

The course instruction will be administered by Lexington Police Department personnel and will include an overview of police operations and organization with presentations on the Patrol Division, Criminal Investigations Division, Office of Professional Standards, Special Operations Division, and highlight the various specialized units within the department as well.

Qualified applicants must be eighteen years of age, a resident or business owner in the Town of Lexington and successfully submit to a background check to be completed by the department.  Applications can be downloaded on the Lexington Police Department website and this Citizens Police Academy class is limited to 25 participants.  

Graduation from the Citizen’s Police Academy class is also a prerequisite for consideration in becoming a member of the Volunteering in Policing Services (V.I.P.S.) group.  

For more information, or to request an application, please contact Corporal Cameron Mortenson at 803-358-1504 or by email at cmortenson@lexsc.com.

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